CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

Adam Dillon
Ph.D. Ecology

Adam is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. His PhD research investigates the ecology of the island fox and island spotted skunk on Santa Cruz Island.

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Ashley Gramza
Ph.D. Wildlife Biology; M.S. Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
Ashley is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University who integrates social and biological science information to solve complex wildlife conservation issues. Her PhD research, co-advised by Dr. Tara Teel (Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, CSU), focuses on understanding the ecological role of free-ranging domestic cats in urbanizing landscapes
Courtney Larson
Ph.D. Ecology
Courtney is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University, co-advised by Dr. Sarah Reed (Wildlife Conservation Society). She is interested in understanding how human activities and land use change affect wildlife and ecological communities, and how scientific research on these topics can be applied to land management and conservation planning. She is currently investigating patterns of human recreation and its effects on mammal and reptile communities in San Diego County, California.
Casey Lee
M.S. Ecology
Casey is currently a M.S. candidate in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. Her M.S. research, co-advised by Dr. Lisa Angeloni (Biology, CSU) investigates the effects of anthropogenic noise on the behavior of black-tailed prairie dogs.
Travis Livieri
Ph.D. Zoology

Travis is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Biology at Colorado State University. His Ph.D. research, co-advised by Dr. Lisa Angeloni (Biology, CSU) investigates the population ecology of black-footed ferrets in relation to sylvatic plague.







CURRENT POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Nathan Kleist
Postdoctoral Fellow

Nathan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Colorado State University.  He investigates the effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife behavior and physiology in National Parks and protected areas around the US. 


COMPLETED POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Jesse Barber (2008-2010)

The masking effect of anthropogenic noise on interactions between predators and prey
Funding: National Park Service
Co-Advisor: Kurt Fristrup (NPS)

Sarah Bevins (2008-2010)

The effects of urban fragmentation and landscape connectivity on disease prevalence and transmission in North American felids
Funding: NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease Program
Primary Advisor: Sue Vandewoude (Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology)

Chris Burdett (2007-2011)

Conservation status of pumas through habitat modeling and mapping
Funding: Summerlee Foundation; National Park Service
Co-Advisors: Ken Wilson (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology), David Theobald (Human Dimensions in Natural Resources)

Rachel Buxton (2015-2019)

The effects of noise pollution on wildlife
Funding: National Park Service
Co-Advisors: George Wittemyer (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology); Lisa Angeloni (Biology); Kurt Fristrup (NPS)

Scott Carver (2010-2012)

The effects of urban fragmentation and landscape connectivity on disease prevalence and transmission in North American felids
Funding: NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease Program
Primary Advisor: Sue Vandewoude (Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology)

Brett Seymoure (2016-2019)

The effects of anthropogenic light on wildlife behavior, ecology, and conservation
Funding: National Park Service
Co-Advisors: George Wittemyer and Ken Wilson (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology); Lisa Angeloni (Biology); Kurt Fristrup (NPS)

Graeme Shannon (2012-2014)

The effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife behavior, ecology, and conservation
Funding: National Park Service
Co-Advisors: George Wittemyer and Ken Wilson (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology); Lisa Angeloni (Biology); Kurt Fristrup (NPS)

Jeff Tracey (2007-2009)

Agent-based movement modeling, functional landscape connectivity, and disease transmission networks for felids in fragmented landscapes.
Funding: NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease Program
Co-Advisor: Sue Vandewoude (Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology)


COMPLETED GRADUATE STUDENTS

Robert Alonso

M.S. Wildlife Biology (Colorado State University): 2012
The effects of urbanization and road development on carnivores in southern California

Casey Brown

M.S. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2010
Anthropogenic sound impacts on ungulates in Grand Teton National Park
Co-Advisor: Dr. Lisa Angeloni, Department of Biology, CSU

Shalene George

M.S. Wildlife Ecology (University of Wisconsin Madison): 2003
Mammalian carnivores and human recreation in a southern California urban reserve

Amanda Hardy

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2012
A transportation corridor runs through it: people, wildlife, and transportation in national parks and beyond.

Amariah Lebsock

M.S. Biology (Colorado State University): 2009
Swift fox space use and selection for prairie dog colonies before and after a plague epizootic
Co-Advisor: Dr. Michael Antolin, Department of Biology, CSU

Patrick Lendrum

Ph.D. Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (Colorado State University): 2018
Wildlife community occurrence, activity patterns, and interspecific interactions in response to energy development
Co-Advisor: Dr. George Wittemyer, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU

Jesse Lewis

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2014
The effects of urbanization on felid populations, interactions, and pathogen dynamics

Stacy Lischka

Ph.D. Wildlife Biology (Colorado State University): 2018
Integrating social and ecological predictors of human-wildlife interactions to guide conservation and management
Co-Advisor: Dr. Tara Teel, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, CSU

Seth Magle

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2007
M.S. Wildlife Ecology (University of Wisconsin Madison): 2003
The persistence of prairie dogs within urban habitat islands in the Colorado Front Range

Sharon Poessel

M.S. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2009
Behavior and conservation of black footed-ferrets: stress in captivity and predation risk in the wild
Co-Advisor: Dr. Lisa Angeloni, Department of Biology, CSU

Emily Ruell

M.S. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2006
Estimating population parameters of mammalian carnivores in southern California using non-invasive genetic sampling

Jeff Tracey

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2006
M.S. Biometry (University of Wisconsin Madison): 2004
Use of statistical analysis and simulation models of mammalian carnivore movement to assess landscape connectivity

John Wilson

M.S. (Plan B) Wildlife Biology (Colorado State University): 2007
Comparison of research trends in the fields of Conservation Biology and Wildlife Biology